OMI – Open Management Infrastructure to bring the power of PowerShell and standards to devices in your datacenter.

PowerShell community, We are pleased to announce availability of OMI – a highly portable, small footprint, high performance CIM Object Manager. OMI stands for Open Management Infrastructure, and it is available from Open Group as an open source project. See this Windows Server blog post for full details. http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/06/28/open-management-infrastructure.aspx OMI opens up management of hardware… Read more

Snippets in Windows PowerShell ISE 3.0

This blog post applies to the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.  The ISE is also fully supported and available when Server 2012 is deployed using the Minimal Server Interface.  To start ISE, type ise  in a PowerShell console and press Enter Snippets provide a convenient way to… Read more

Basic installation guide for Windows PowerShell Web Access

Windows PowerShell Web Access is a new feature in Windows Server 2012. It is an IIS application that provides a Windows PowerShell console in a web browser. The IIS application acts as a gateway between the web browser and the machines that you can connect to in your environment. These machines should have Windows PowerShell… Read more

Running show-command to discover cmdlets

This blog post applies to the Windows PowerShell Version 3.0.  Problem: How can I find out what cmdlets are available for a given task?  Finding cmdlets in the traditional way  If you know the basics of get-command, feel free to skip this section. If you are searching for a cmdlet to add a printer, you could… Read more

High Level Architecture of Windows PowerShell Workflow (Part 2)

This is the second part of our post on the high level architecture of Windows PowerShell Workflow. Part 1 of this blog post provided an overview of the architecture and its various components. This post will go into more detail on the various subcomponents and provide some insight into the internals of Windows PowerShell Workflow…. Read more

High Level Architecture of Windows PowerShell Workflow (Part 1)

  1 Summary In March we introduced Windows PowerShell Workflow (PSWF), which explained why we integrated workflows with PowerShell, and what were our major investment areas for our first release. In a recent post, Jeffrey Snover summarizes this decision: “We integrated the Windows Workflow Foundation engine into PowerShell to make it simple and easy to… Read more

New V3 Language Features

We’ve already discussed the biggest new PowerShell language feature – workflows – in a previous post.  In this post, I’m going to describe a number of small changes we’ve made to the language.  Most of the changes described here don’t introduce any new syntax, but I think you’ll agree that most of these changes make… Read more

Intellisense in Windows PowerShell ISE 3.0

This blog post applies to the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.  The ISE is also fully supported and available when Server 2012 is deployed using the Minimal Server Interface.  To start ISE, type ise  in a PowerShell console and press Enter Very few things can be considered… Read more

Windows Management Framework 3.0 RC is Available for Download

Yesterday we published an RC version of the Windows Management Framework 3.0. Windows Management Framework 3.0 RC makes some updated management functionality available to earlier versions of Windows. Windows Management Framework 3.0 RC can be installed on the following Operating Systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack… Read more